Colleen B. McElhinney

Senior Associate

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Counseling
  • Real Estate Litigation


Colleen has over 25 years of experience as a business litigation attorney. With a focus on employment and commercial disputes, Colleen represents her clients in all aspects of litigation. Her experience spans the entire litigation process from pre-complaint investigations and discovery through trials and appeals. Colleen has represented clients in federal and state trial courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as mediations and arbitrations. 


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: English and psychology

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1997

Past Positions

  • Honorable Daniel E. Wathen, Chief Justice for the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, Clerk
  • Torres, Scammon, Hincks & Day, LLP, Of Counsel, 2014 to 2018
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C, Associate, 1996 to 2010

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations

  • Greater Newburyport Bar Association, Member, 2016 to 2018